The AR-15A2 Delta HBAR shown here was a gift to former Colt president Gary French. Mr. French was president of Colt from 1981 to November 1989.
The description below and photos in this post is from Keystone Arms auction listing at https://www.gunbroker.com/Item/861469184 This link will stop working about 30 days after auction end which will be 29 March 2020.
Keystone Arms is thrilled to offer up today at $.01 with no reserve this incredible piece of Colt History in the form of a Colt AR-15 A2 Delta HBAR chambered in .223 Remington. This factory masterpiece is very important lucrative piece of Colt History as it was given to one of the most well known President’s of Colt Firearms! Mr. French is well known for the “Colt President’s Edition” that was commissioned by himself in 1988. This rifle was given to Mr. French after he used this specific rifle to shoot & hit a 5″ target 200meters away at the Connecticut State Police shooting facility. To honor Mr. French they had a plaque specially made and installed on the rifle at the time it was presented to him! Gary French has graced the cover of the “Blue Book of Gun Values” as well as the well known book “The Seven Serpents” with some of his creations. This example remains as new in the original aluminum case. Also included is the factory Archive letter stating the provenance of this gift to Mr. French!